You campaigned on a platform focusing on Afghanistan, that the previous administration took its eye off the ball.
When you were elected, you kept President Bush's Secretary of Defense to bolster your lack of military experience.
You promised to have a strategy in March about Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The commander of US forces in Afghanistan was sacked and Lt Gen McChrystal was put in charge as Gen. Petraeus became his immediate superior.
August 30th, 2009, Lt Gen McChrystal submits a report saying he needs more soldiers in Afghanistan to stabilise that country while Afghan forces are built up.
It is now September 24th and there has still been no decision on your part in this critical matter.
If you decide to ignore the advice of the commander in theatre and decide not to reinforce his command, then the failure and the blood of those soldiers and Afghanis who fight with us will be on your hands because you made their sacrifice irrelevant.
Either way Mr. President, Afghanistan is your buck and it stops on your desk. Be a chicken or a hawk, but do not waffle at this critical time.